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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

“Ants From Up There” exceeds ecpectations, provides genrebending experience

Album Review: ‘Ants From Up There’ – Black Country, New Road

COLE QUINN, Evergreen photo editor February 24, 2022

It has been over a year since Black Country, New Road entered the world of music with their new post-rock sound. The release of their debut, “For the first time,” launched the band into a wall of admiration...

Silk Sonic keeps listeners constantly on their toes without ruining the calm atmosphere their album creates.

Album review: ‘An Evening With Silk Sonic’ by Silk Sonic

COLE QUINN, Evergreen photo editor November 17, 2021

For the past couple of years, Bruno Mars has been stagnant in terms of quality. Most of his work consists of average albums with maybe a gem here and there. The latest project he has been teasing,...

The debut album of the North Sheffield band, “Arctic Monkeys” did not get a ton of recognition in the United States. It should have, especially amongst young adult audiences.

Album review: Arctic Monkeys’ debut album still relatable

TYLER WILEY, Evergreen columnist November 15, 2021

Despite having just reached its 15th anniversary in January this year, the Arctic Monkeys’ debut album “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not” is relatively unknown to American audiences.  The...

It is impossible to pick out specific instruments on some parts of this hard core album.

Album review: ‘Oxidized’ by Frontierer

COLE QUINN, Evergreen photo editor October 20, 2021

In the first ten minutes of listening to this album, my mind had already become a pool of mush melted by the utter chaos this record produces. Frontierer is an underground mathcore band hailing from...

In this album without explicit lyrics, the artist screams for a different life.

Album review: ‘Sunbather’ by Deafheaven

COLE QUINN, Evergreen photo editor September 23, 2021

Back when I wrote my series “The Search for the Greatest” last year, I had to cut some albums after overestimating how many weeks of the term were left. One of the albums I cut, unfortunately,...

The reaction to Drake’s latest album is all over the board. Some love it and some hate it, but his consistent quality overshadows any changes to style he may make.

Drake is certified genius

SYDNEY DOWNING, Evergreen columnist September 16, 2021

Hit rap artist Aubrey Drake Graham, better known as Drake, released “Certified Lover Boy” on Sept. 3. The artist has become well known since his debut album, “Thank Me Later,” back in 2010....

West changed the name of the album a few times before deciding to name it after his mother.

Album review: ‘Donda’ by Kanye West

COLE QUINN, Evergreen photo editor September 9, 2021

Kanye West is a man who needs no introduction. West is arguably the most influential rap artist to come out of the 21st century. Ever since the release of “The College Dropout” in 2004, West has proven...

This is the album cover Tyler, the Creator used for his album, CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST.

Album review: ‘CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST’

COLE QUINN, Evergreen photo editor September 1, 2021

In 2021, hip-hop and rap seem to be evolving at a steady pace. The rise of artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Earl Sweatshirt and BROCKHAMPTON have given birth to a new golden age of hip-hop. However, it...

The themes in this album are similar to what college students are going through as they turn the page in a new life chapter.

Lorde’s ‘Solar Power’ relatable to college students

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen Opinion Editor August 30, 2021

New Zealand recording artist Lorde debuted in 2013 at 16 with a bassy sound, dark aesthetic and edgy lyrics in her first album “Pure Heroine.” After an extended period of silence following...

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Album review: ‘For the First Time – Black Country, New Road’

COLE QUINN, Evergreen photo editor August 19, 2021

During the first half of 2019, a group of seven young adults from England formed a band after the breakup of their previous band in 2018. The band released two singles in 2019, both showcasing their potential...

John Mayers album is a classic of mid-2000s singer/songwriter work.

OPINION: John Mayer’s ‘Continuum’ is a smooth modern classic

JOEY FRANKLIN November 18, 2020

Rolling Stone Magazine recently released their new rendition of the “Top 500 Albums of All Time,” and there were no major shake-ups. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely-Hearts Club Band” by the Beatles...

Melanie Martinezs latest release highlights her original musical voice and creative style.

OPINION: “After School” showcases Melanie Martinez’s signature style

LAUREN PETTIT October 6, 2020

Melanie Martinez’s unique musical style has reached the ears of fans once again with her newest release, “After School EP,” which is saturated with her personal value and meaning in life. The thought-provoking...

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